The Local Chapter
Local Chapters are the basic foundation of
IMA. Chapters provide the focus for members to achieve both
personal and professional growth in an informal atmosphere.
Professional education programs bring together professionals
for opportunities to maintain and enhance their knowledge
and competence in management accounting, financial
management and other closely related fields. In addition,
these meetings help develop close personal relationships
between members which can lead to a network of first-class,
no-fee consultants who are as near as the telephone.
The four chapters of the Metropolitan
Regional Council are:
County Chapter – Serving Southwestern Connecticut
Long Island Chapter – Serving Nassau and
New York City
Chapter – Serving the five boroughs of New York City
Westchester Gateway Chapter – Serving
Westchester and Upper Fairfield
Board service as a chapter officer and
director is a training program to learn management skills
while serving the general membership. Officers and directors
gain hands-on experience in general management. Supervision,
public speaking, sales, and getting things done while
leading or participating on a working team.
The inter-chapter competition stimulates
chapters toward promoting the objectives of the IMA and to
provide a broad spectrum of activities and services to
members. The competition is credited with having fostered a
remarkable esprit de corps and kinship between chapters and
individual members. Recognition of individual chapters'
achievements is made at the Institute's Annual Conference
held each June.